When the song ended, I turned off the radio and reflected on what the song meant. The group was trying to convey several messages but their most important one was that we need to take a look at how we’re living our lives because maybe our priorities are completely upside down from where they should be.
Most of us are selfish in certain ways, but some people are so wrapped up into themselves that they have little time for anything else such as building great relationships with co-workers, family, friends, etc. These types of people sometimes have all kinds of stuff (i.e. boats, expensive clothes, fancy cars, huge homes, etc.), just not many friends. The reason for this is often that they were too busy chasing material things and not developing relationships. Unfortunately, they find out a little too late that close relationships have greater value than material goods. This is a great example of why so many people reach up and touch the ground only to find they’ve been living life upside down.
I have to admit that I’m guilty of this at times. I know what my priorities should be, but I let the world distract me to the point where I take off in the opposite direction thinking there’s something better to pursue. I eventually get smacked by the school of hard knocks and end up heading back to where I’m supposed to be. I just can’t figure out why I continue to allow myself to get sidetracked when it always ends up disappointing me. Well, I guess I could always say: "The devil made me do it." 😉
The song is beautiful, please check it out.
Truth - Living Life Upside Down - YouTube